The Celtic Languages by Martin BallThe Celtic Languages by Martin Ball

The Celtic Languages

byMartin BallEditorMartin Ball, Nicole Muller

Paperback | July 5, 2002

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This comprehensive volume describes in depth all the Celtic languages from historical, structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, with individual chapters on Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.
Organized for ease of reference,The Celtic Languagesis arranged in four parts.
The first,Historical Aspects, covers the origin and history of the Celtic languages, their spread and retreat, present-day distribution and a sketch of the extant and recently extant languages.
Parts II and III describe the structural detail of each language, including phonology, mutation, morphology, syntax, dialectology and lexis.
The final part provides wide-ranging sociolinguistic detail, such as areas of usage (in government, church, media, education, business), maintenance (institutional support offered), and prospects for survival (examination of demographic changes and how they affect these languages).

Special Features:
* Presents the first modern, comprehensive linguistic description of this important language family
* Provides a full discussion of the likely progress of Irish, Welsh and Breton
* Includes the most recent research on newly discovered Continental Celtic inscriptions
Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne-BORSF Endowed Professor, and Head of the Department of Communicative Disorders, and Director of the Doris B. Hawthorne Center for Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (London)...
Title:The Celtic LanguagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.5 inPublished:July 5, 2002Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041528080X

ISBN - 13:9780415280808

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Table of Contents

Part I Historical Aspects
Part II The Goidelic Languages
Part III The Brythonic Languages
Part IV The Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages